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Why Handwriting Letters Again has Helped me as a Writer

My story of recently taking up the tradition of handwriting letters starts with a chunk of wood and a persistent son. My son, Isaac, is a fine woodworking craftsman, remodeler and artist. We both share a love of working with wood and he kept encouraging me to take up the art of wood turning on a […]

5 Lessons I Learned With a New Hobby

My son, Isaac, told me I would really enjoy turning wood on a lathe. I told him no; I didn’t need another hobby. It turns out he knows his ol’ Pap better than his Pap knows himself. After several months of turning him down, he arrived one day with a lathe and a set of tools. “Let […]